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A 24-year-old male asked:
I got keloids removed surgically from my ear, can i get my ears re pierced? now my ears only keloid because i used someone elses earrings.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Sounds like bad idea: That sounds like a bad idea. Some people are prone to keloids, probably genetically determined. The problem is that if a doctor cuts out one keloid, another usually forms. Steroids are usually tried such as an injection of triamcinolone into a keloid. Dermatologists with experience in keloids can help. Of course, humans are just perfect without any piercings or other artificial holes.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2020
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